April 23, 2014

Bengals Add Newman; Ship Rivers to NYG

Thanks for...well...not a heck of a lot.

  Hello Newman!! It seems the Bengals are far from done retooling the roster in advance of the draft.  Reports surfaced today that the team finally reached an agreement with DB Terence Newman on a one-year deal, and they sent disappointing linebacker Keith Rivers to the Giants for a 5th-round pick.  Newman, formerly of Dallas, [...]

The 2011 Bengals: Linebackers

Rey Maualuga believes in the 2011 Bengals Linebackers (Robbins/Getty)

In the weeks since the completion of the NFL draft, I have been looking at the various position groups in an effort to shed light on where the team currently stands with their personnel and to foreshadow needed moves once free agency begins. Today, I focus on the linebackers. Rey Maualuga will have a lot [...]

If It’s Broken…Fix It

Keith Rivers' had some broken tackles last year that need fixed

The statheads at FootballOutsiders.com recently released some interesting data on broken tackles – and it doesn’t bode well for the Bengals. The site logged tackles that were missed by players (either due to jukes or a failure to bring down the ballcarrier) and then compared the numbers across the league. Now, the stat is somewhat [...]

NFL Draft Rewind: 2008 Rounds 1-3

In the coming weeks leading up to the April 28th NFL Draft, I will be taking a look at past Bengals drafts during the Marvin Lewis era. Today’s I look back at rounds 1-3 of the 2008 Bengals draft. After a disappointing losing season and back to back near misses of the playoffs, the team [...]